"Honor and Sacrifice"
Tom Miller who served with H&S Co. 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in 1965 in from of the Austin.
Filling up the seats
Guests to the Commissioning ceremony filling up the available seating. The turnout was
excellent and ceremony outstanding.
Seating for Invited Guests
Guests seated near the forward part of the ship in close proximity to the podium.
The Commissioning Ceremony Podium
The podium was covered by a canopy on the Austin's deck in case of inclement weather but
was not required as it was a perfect summer evening.
In the Shadow
Seating was filled to capacity with standing room only in the shadow of the CVN-65 USS Enterprise.